Canada's first Indigenous women-owned airline to launch out of YVR
In Vancouver, on Friday, September 21, 2018, a new Indigenous women-owned airline announced its launch and start of service coming next spring.
Called "Iskwew Air", the airline will begin its flights next March out of Vancouver International Airport's south terminal. The airline is expected to offer charter services and hopes to provide scheduled service to remote communities across the province in an effort to boost accessibility and Indigenous tourism.
Here is a photo of Teara Fraser, CEO and founder of Iskwew Air.
Flybe begins ‘Flyshe’ program to bring more women into aviation.
Europe’s largest regional airline has begun an initiative to bring more women into aviation, in the same week as the UK’s pilots’ union expressed fears that rising costs increasingly mean that only the wealthy can become flight deck crew.
(Source: ATW Daily News September 21, 2018)